Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aston Clinton Field Bridge 14

Just outside Aylesbury.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Staircase Locks (2) : Marsworth

Locks 1 and 2 of the Aylesbury Arm.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Both Ends (11) : Aylesbury Arm

The Aylesbury Arm is a ten kilometre long arm of the Grand Union Canal. It was opened in 1814 to transport goods to and from Aylesbury to the rest of the canal network. The terminus basin of the canal is in central Aylesbury. This basin is now the focus of a great deal of redevelopment, like all canals the trade is now leisure cruisers.

The other end of the canal is at Marsworth where it joins the Grand Union. The below photo shws the arm just beyond the junction. Ten kilometres more and you can shop at Aylesbury's Waitrose!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Pier railway

Southend's pier is so long it has it's own railway!

As a bonus here is a video of one of the trains heading off down the pier.